tape head


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tape head

(hardware)
The electromagnetic component in a magnetic tape drive which reads and writes magnetic tape as it passes over it. Tape heads need to be cleaned periodically to remove the oxide particles which accumulate on them and can lead to errors.
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A novel low friction tape head technology that permits the use of very smooth tape media
A new tape head technology, called TMR (tunneling magnetoresistance) will significantly boost tape capacities and speeds for years to come.
The erected case is then transferred by a high speed tape head, where pressure sensitive tape is applied to the outside of the major flaps.
The case is then transferred to a high speed tape head, where pressure-sensitive tape is applied to the outside of the major flaps.
AKN98] on quantum circuits with mixed states, Ambainis and Watrous [AW02] introduced an alternative model, the two-way finite automaton with quantum and classical states (2QCFA), which includes a constant-size quantum part which may be in a mixed state, but requires the tape head position to be classical.
For minimum downtime, the tape head is mounted outside the machine frame for quick and easy roll changes.
The SFTL, with its bed-type configuration, features a simplified but versatile tape head and integral vacuum lay-up table.
Though sound is preserved because no finish or backing is applied to the textile, you hear better when a tape head from a reconfigured Walkman is drawn over the surface.
Seagate Removable Storage Solutions (RSS), a manufacturer of computer tape drive and tape head products, recently announced the introduction of the new Seagate internal Hornet 40 and TapeStor Travan 40 tape drives and solutions to support the needs of PC, workstation, and entry-level server users.
WEST MIDLANDS POLICE say they are tackling red tape head on after a review of the criminal justice system found officers were overburdened with bureaucracy and cases were taking too long to come to court.
For electronics retailers, this means not only placing audio tape head cleaner next to blank tape, but also next to stereo systems, portable tape players and related hardware.